We’re finally home. Pulled in the dock at about 9:30 this morning. Lots of time passed since our last post, and I apologize but we were working non-stop and just didn’t have the time. Here’s what you missed (take a look at the map below to see the areas I’m talking about here): We got [...]
The wind and currents have been very cooperative today. We sailed down the East River through Hells Gate with incredible ease. In what I’ve read and heard, it can be easy or a nightmare – it’s all in the planning. Coming down past the Battery Tunnel provided an amazing view of the Statue of Liberty. [...]
As we approach, Mike gets a quick lesson from Drew – there’s an Amtrak rail bridge just before the RFK (Triborough) bridge. Sailing down Hell’s Gate, the currents are strong, but as long as they are in your favor – it’s a nice ride!
Early wakeup to test out the new coffee pot. We had to power through till late last night to make up for lost time early in the day. Dropped anchor just outside the Throgs Neck Brigde and had a great nights sleep. We had Long Island Sound all to ourselves last night and this morning [...]
We’ve been getting frustrated at the lack of wind and had to switch over to motor. In the last hour the wind changed direction and were making great headway! Rory got his guitar tuned up and were watching an amazing sunset while there’s no sound other than the guitar and the wind in our sails. [...]
Lot’s of exciting trips ahead for team HLS… Please welcome into the HLS family, the Kilted Guinea III. After selling his beloved 21 foot Steiger Craft Center Console, Mike decided to switch over to a sailboat. Enter the Kilted Guinea II – a 1979 22 foot Catalina Yachts sailboat. However, a week before he was [...]
It was about 3 weeks ago that I had a horrible dream that my boat sank. The next day I was telling a friend about the dream and recalled early December of 2008, when I was taking a heavily problem-stricken Kilted Guinea out of the water for the season; It was a horrible mess, the [...]
This past Monday, the weather forecast in Long Island was looking particularly nice. A perfect day to spend some quality time on my boat. Work before play though. I had a few chores to do before I could head out to the sea. Flying and a visit to a The Hamptons were some of my “chores” before I could get to my lady, but an interesting sidetrack made all the difference to my little adventure.